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On 20 March 2020, the Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) of the Department for International Trade published a Notice to exporters 2020/08: coronavirus (COVID-19) – export licence handling. The notice states that the ECJU is taking measures to ensure minimum disruption to the export licence application process, as well as to the advice they provide. The ECJU has identified processing applications for strategic export licences as a business-critical operation for the Department for International Trade…

On 28 January 2020, the European Council added seven persons to the list of those subject to restrictive measures (asset freezes and travel bans) over actions ‘undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine’ (EU Press Release here). The new designations arise as a result of the organisation of Russian local elections on 8 September 2019 in the illegally annexed Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol in Ukraine. The…

The Indian Director General of Foreign Trade, Mr Alok Vardhan Chaturvedi, has called upon industry to introduce internal compliance programs (ICP) for export controls. India’s entry into new multilateral export control regimes has presented a number of new opportunities for business, however, Mr Chaturvedi highlighted the responsibilities that are incumbent on Indian industry, which include the adoption and implementation of appropriate ICP. His comments came at the launch of the Federation of Indian Chambers of…